They Love Each Other
Mama Tried ->
New Minglewood Blues
The Music Never Stopped
Samson And Delilah
Ramble On Rose
Terrapin Station ->
Let It Grow ->
Stella Blue ->
Around And Around
Nakamichi 700 -> Cassette Master -> Dat -> CD (shnid=10364) supplies:
Jack Straw (0:00 - 0:13)
Row Jimmy (0:10 - 0:36)
Let It Grow (13:07 - 14:09)
Around And Around (6:53 - end of track)
U.S. Blues (complete track)
-- Set 2 is seamless
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
January 11, 2018 Subject:
My 2nd Show ...
and the one that signed me up for life. The boys rocked this sweaty little skating rink like nobody's business. This is an epic "Let It Grow," and the first ever with Brent. Gorgeous Stella Blue. Great, great show. I am eternally grateful for this amazing new source.
2017 EDIT - In Row Jimmy, when Bobby says "CAN'T HIT A MOVING TARGET, HUH?" he is talking to Brent about trying to harmonize on the chorus. Jerry's vocal is all over the place.
August 30, 2017 Subject:
"Can't Hit A Moving Target"
Hurtling Across New York State,Vermont And New Hampshire From Rochester in A '70 Ford Econoline. We Arrived In Our Pre Destined Rendezvous Point, In Kennebunkport,Maine In Mid To Late Afternoon On The 2nd. Not Before Getting Lost And Asking What Turned Out To Be A Ferry Gate Keeper Our Way. We New There Was An Issue When The Road Ahead Disappeared Into Water. He Happily Pointed Us In The Right Direction And Also Pointed Out That The Distant Lights Across The Water Was In Fact Canada And Not Another Hallucination. After Everybody Arrived At Our Embarking Point. We Loaded Into A V.W. Bus And Drove To Augusta. Upon Arriving I Introduced My Companions To The Wares Of Our Friend The Yippie Pie Man, Along With Anyone Else I Ran Into. The Civic Center Was A Basketball Sized Gym Of Moderate Size. (Think Small College-5,500 To 8,000 Max.) Still Exuberantly Distributing All I Could To All That Would. We Settled In For A Great Show. Highlights Abound, Jerry's Slide Work On Row Jimmy, The Music Never Stopped, The First Brent Era Version Of Let It Grow And The Stellar Jam Afterward. Into One Of The Most Creative Drum Solos Segueing Into Space Then Stella Blue. The Drummers Very Much Enjoying "The Beast." The New Drum Ensemble Supported From A Metal Rack That Was Making It's East Coast Debut. All This Rounded Out With A Powerful Truckin' Into A Nobody's Fault Jam For Some Tasty Blues. Then A Racous And Anything But Typical Around 'n' Around Followed By A So Long To The Summer Of '79 With A Heartfelt U.S. Blues For The Labor Day Weekend Crowd. Ahh But My Story Ends Not Here. On Our Return To Our Friends Cabin In Kennebunkport. My Wandering Mind Wondered At How Far Indeed We Were From The Ocean.So I Departed Alone On A Pre Dawn Walk Thru The Maine Woods. Suddenly A Flock Of Cranes Were Heard Overhead Honking Loudly Proclaiming The Rising Sun. And Of Course I Took To Following Them The Best I Could, Running Into Every Other Tree As I Looked Overhead As I Ran Forward. Imagine My Surprise When Out From Behind A Very Large Rock Appeared A Very Official Looking Person Dressed All In Black With A Radio And A Gun. I Had Stumbled Into The Bush Compound. I Was Informed Of This And Deemed Harmless Enough And Let Go After A Short Interrogation By My New Friend And One Of His Much Larger Companions Identically Dressed And Arrayed With The Same Gear. I Returned To The Cabin Of Origin With My Sucrets Box Full Of Doses And An Escort To The Perimeter Of Said Compound. Wondering All The Time Who The F___ Is This Bush Character And Why Is He So Inhospitable. Never Did Find Out Where Those Cranes Were Goin'.... ( Next- On To The Big Apple... )
November 29, 2015 Subject:
Like a Stone Skipped across a Rippleless lake
And I did kind of beg the band to consider Portland on their 2015 fall Tour on faceBook. I not only got no backup from other heads, people told me to fo %^&(& off. Well, maybe the band will come to Maine in 2016. being from Massachusetts, I'd gladly donate any local show to my fellow Mainers so I can come visit. Also, I need a contact for 50 2 Pound lobsters. I need a local connection. See you there, ok? This show rocks. I'd have been there, but I was 9 and my parents forgot to be Dead heads for some inane reason that they cannot explain. If I was 30 in 1966 I would have gone to the tests....anyways.
September 3, 2015 Subject:
The Day I Was Born!
What a transcendental experience listening to the Grateful Dead from the day I was born. Clearly I wasn't there physically, but then again,clearly that doesn't matter!
Of particular note is Brent's Keyboards which seem to sing a sweet lullaby, accompanying Jerry, who of course, has decided to bring it on that early September evening.
More than anything for me in particular, I find myself eyeing the setlist in accordance with my life and how the peaks and valleys match up to the songs played.
The first set features a solid Jack Straw opener, having my Mama talk to me, and even being told to let my life proceed by it's own design. Each sung and played with a nod to the past and an eye towards the future, I couldn't have written a better script if I tried.
After the break we have a Jam which starts with the morals of Terrapin and ends light years later with a traditional dance tune. Even the intermittent Drums>Space speaks to me as well, an infant at the time with room ahead to Let it Grow.
I didn't know it at the time, but the Grateful Dead would have a profound impact on my life, a soundtrack to the years which have passed since that first day on September 2, 1979. To be able to listen to this each year on the respective anniversary is a testament to the uniting bond which was established 36 years ago and remains as strong as ever!
October 2, 2014 Subject:
Brent's first Let it Grow as the band continues to broaden the set list selection.
New Minglewood Blues appears in about 20% of shows. Which is weird, because Bobby sings this version like he's relearning the lyrics. I wish I knew why.
Jerry must've had Nobody's Fault on the brain, this is second time in the course of a week or so that he rolls that out of a jam. Didn't like it enough to sing it though...not really the dead's vibe anyway.
September 3, 2014 Subject:
35 yrs later
and sounds fantastic !!
the Let It Grow alone ...
January 24, 2014 Subject:
I wuz there....
very festive show, somebody had an "ice cream kid" flag up the pole at the civic center....bobby's remarks about "can't hit a moving target" are pretty much caused by a cascade of balloons and flowers at the stage...really good show, and PHIL SANG on Truckin!
December 5, 2013 Subject:
I was there & many stories to tell
Drove our station wagon up from flatlands to Maine....best State in the Union. I'd seen Dead 3 times before with Keith, but I really grooved on "New" form of the band. I was hooked to the Dead, their sound and the super-cool folks that followed them!
Augusta, Maine and Lewiston Maine...best shows
Even the campsite was a rockin' post-show event. Augusta was Proper, but Lewiston and Oxford were downsized Woodstocks. (Highgate, VT was my last ride and we rented an RV for that one....30-something years later) Dead On in "Vacationland"
September 3, 2013 Subject:
Good show. Very nice recording.
July 17, 2013 Subject:
People joining hand in hand..while the music plays the band
The more I dive into 79'..the more I like..BRENT BELLS and Maine freaking kicks ASS..Nice sound with a hint of hiss..Charlie you also kick ass!! Tight welled played show..so please GIVE IT A WHIRL!!!
Forever Grateful>Forever Dead
Dylan - listen again...he's saying, "Can't hit a moving target, huh?" Anyone have a guess to what he may be referencing - missing a note?
March 15, 2012 Subject:
Listen to Bobby in Row Jimmy
At this first chorus verse, after "gonna get there, I don't Know" He quips "Can't seem to get a running start". I would kill to see video of Jerry's reaction. haha.
Priceless, another under-looked show from fall 79'. Obviously this is a special show.
June 8, 2011 Subject:
sometimes the lights all shinin on meeee
remember when they would turn on the house lights for a few seconds forthat line, then shut them off for the next 'other times I can barely seeeee', and everyone would not be able to see for a few seconds after that? that was awesome! I forget when they stopped doing that, but they did it here I remember it :)
January 24, 2011 Subject:
Heard this for the first time today.. 31 years after it happened. Love the Archive. Love the Dead. Great 2nd Set, Great. Unique. Beautiful Terrapin-Let It Grou and rippin' Truckin. 5 STARS for the 2nd set.
October 9, 2009 Subject:
This show has it's moments but when I compare it to 12-28-79 I have to give it three stars. The sound is okay. It probably was pretty crappy before Charlie remastered it. There is some tape hiss if that bothers you.
September 2, 2008 Subject:
Terrapin>Let It Grow
:-) :-) :-)!!!
August 26, 2008 Subject:
Being the faithful Maine Deadhead that I am, I was at this show. Fantastic...that's all that you can say. Brent was on fire...Jerry was great...the drummers had THE drums...THE BEAST! The sound that the drums produced was phenomenal.
When the band came out of Terrapin, I remember telling the girl that I had gone with, "Wow...it's just like a plane coming in for a landing!!" Not sharing my enthusiasm or mental state, she had NO IDEA what I was talking about. Her loss.
August 18, 2008 Subject:
Excellent 79 show
Great second set, with an excellent jam out of Let it Grow led by Brent initially. Jerry plays some blisteringly fast runs later on in the jam.
A few AUD splices but nothing to worry about - well worth a listen!
A perfect soundboard from home and I CANT download it?
July 23, 2008 Subject:
Gotta Bump It Up....Second Set Deserves It
OK, First off: huge improvement in source quality, many thanks for that. Second: while the first set does have some great moments, 4 stars seems more than fair. The second set, however, is fantastic. The LIG is a drawn out journey that is surprisingly mellow, but just gorgeous. The Stella out of space is just pristine and the Truckin' is amazing. All in all, 4.5 stars seems appropriate.
July 22, 2008 Subject:
solid show that includes a killer let it grow,brent's first.other highlights straw,t.s.
music,stella and a rockin around.thank you c.m
and rob eaton.